A Health and Safety Representative (HSR) needs to be skilled, confident and a good communicator to exchange ideas regarding the risks and controls for incidents in the workplace.
This course offers the essential skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the WHS Act and create a safer workplace for all your workers and customers.
A 'representative' means a Health and Safety Representative or deputy Health and Safety Representative duly elected in accordance with the WHS Act.
Pre-requisites and co-requisites
Persons eligible for the WorkSafe WA HSR Training are HSRs or deputy HSRs elected under the WHS Act.
Who Will Benefit
This course is primarily aimed at elected HSRs under the WHS Act who have requested approved training to gain an understanding of the management of work health and safety under the WHS legislation and their role and entitlements as HSRs.
However, managers and supervisors may also participate to gain knowledge of the requirements under the WHS Act and forge a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of their Health and Safety Representative.
The course aims are to provide HSRs with information and skills relating to:
- WHS Act legislation framework
- The role and functions of WorkSafe WA and its interaction with HSRs
- Duties and responsibilities of Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs), officers, workers and other parties under the legislation
- The nature of the consultation process with workers as required of the primary PCBU by the Act
- The purpose of formation of a work group (or work groups) within the workplace
- Election process for HSRs and duty HSRs and disqualification provisions
- Health and Safety Committee (HSCs)
- The entitlements, rights and protections of an elected HSR and deputy HSR
- Using negotiation, communication and problem solving skills and strategies as an HSR to represent a work group and to resolve work health and safety issues
- Risk management and the use of risk controls, including the duties and responsibilities of the various PCBUs under the legislation
- How HSRs can use their functions and powers to contribute to risk management activities in the workplace
- PINs and the right to cease, or direct the cessation of, unsafe work.